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Monday, 25 February 2008

Snehanshu Rakshit Contract killers were hired to kill Rakshit

Four days have gone since the body of a Kasba-based promoter, Snehanshu Rakshit was found dead, but the South 24-Parganas police are still in the dark about the identities of those who murdered the promoter.
A senior district police officer said that they suspect some business rivals of Rakshit, a resident of Kasba, had masterminded the murder. Contract killers were hired to kill Rakshit, police suspect. Seven persons including Rakshit's some friends and a few real estate agents of Kasba were already interrogated in connection with the murder, but police have failed to get any leads to solve the murder. "We are investigating into the case, no one has yet been arrested. We hope that we would manage to nab the murderers and the mastermind behind the murder within a few days," said Mr DP Singh, additional superintendent of police, (industrial), South 24-Parganas.
Rakshit went missing on 20 February from New Market. He had come to a bank there to withdraw money. Rakshit had received a threat call on his mobile a few days ago, but he didn't disclose the caller's name to his family members. Rakshit's body was found in a bheri near Sonarpur on 21 February with his legs and hands tied with a rope. The mobile phone of the victim couldn't be traced till today. "We have contacted the mobile service provider to know about those who had contacted Rakshit on his mobile phone before he had gone missing," said an officer.
Rakshit's family members and his relatives were questioned, but they failed to give any leads to the police. They told the police that their kin had no personal and business rivalries with anyone in the area or in his business circle.Police also questioned some local residents of the area where Rakshit's body was found. A police officer said that the murderers had made Rakshit unconscious and later they tied his legs and hands with a rope. We suspect that those who masterminded the murder were known to the victim.
Though police suspect business rivalry to be the motive behind the murder, the officers are yet to find any proof. The officers have also questioned an employee of a bank where Rakshit had come to withdraw money. "We have decided to question some promoters of the area in this connections. It is clear that Rakshit was not kidnapped from New Market area. We spoke to the city police officers," said the officer.Meanwhile, residents of Kasba and relatives of the victim are unhappy with the police for failing to solve the case. They said they would wait for another week. If police fail to solve the case within a week, Rakshit's relatives would write a letter to the state government seeking a CID probe into the murder.

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